Entertainment Weekly: Heart’s next gig is an acoustic performance at a Michelle Obama-hosted Democratic fundraiser. The duo have also booked a Brian Boitano skating special this Christmas. Yep, you read that right: They’re performing near ice this time!
“That will be another first,” says Nancy Wilson. “Instead of ballroom dancers, there will be ice skaters in front of the stage!”
Heart will then tour with Def Leppard next summer.
Tuesday, October 26th 2010 ABC
On Tuesday night, the sixth couple to be eliminated this season will be sent home on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” October 26 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Special musical guests on Tuesday night will be legendary rock and roll band Heart and pop icon Kylie Minogue.
Tuesday’s results show will feature legendary rock and roll band Heart will play its iconic hit, “Barracuda,” accompanied by “Dancing with Stars” pros Louis Van Amstel, Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough, Chelsie Hightower, Damian Whitewood and Peta Murgatroyd. Also on Tuesday, international Pop icon Kylie Minogue will perform her new single, “Get Outta My Way,” which hit the top of the Billboard Club Chart this week and marked her second consecutive No.1 Billboard Club single from new album “Aphrodite,” following the smash “All the Lovers.”
On Tuesday’s results show, legendary rock and roll band Heart will play its iconic hit, “Barracuda,” accompanied by “Dancing with Stars” pros Louis Van Amstel, Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough, Chelsie Hightower, Damian Holbrook and Peta Murgatroyd. Heart recently released its 13th studio album, “Red Velvet Car,” produced by Grammy-winning producer Ben Mink (kd lang, Feist, Bare Naked Ladies), which debuted at No.10 in Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 Album Chart. Their current AC single, “Hey You,” was in the Top 30 for three months, while their classic rock single, “WTF,” hovered near the Top 10 (on those respective charts). Heart has sold over 30 million albums and had 22 Top 40 hits. Over the past decade, Heart songs have achieved ubiquity in pop culture in films (“Shrek 3”), television (“American Idol,” “Glee,” “Dancing with the Stars”), commercials (Honda, Swiffer) and videogames (Rock Band, Guitar Hero), as well as being performed by other top artists (Eminem, Fergie, Gretchen Wilson, among many others). To support the release of “Red Velvet Car,” Heart toured throughout the summer of 2010, including four Lilith Fair shows and nearly 40 headline shows, which continued through September 25 and will pick up again in November and December. Heart’s first album, “Dreamboat Annie,” was released in 1976. The band broke barriers with a repertoire that includes rock classics like “Barracuda,” “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Straight On,” alongside acoustic standards like “These Dreams,” “Dog & Butterfly” and “Dreamboat Annie.” They were 2008 recipients of VH1 Rock Honors, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northwest Grammy Foundation and received ASCAP’s Award for Excellence in Songwriting in 2009.
It can seem odd to hear an album by a band and think that they have finally gone full circle and ended up where they began, fresh faced and full of hope and a wonderful sense of naivety of how their lives would pan out over the following decades. […] For those who grew up on one of the finest bands to have come out Seattle then this album will no doubt be amongst their favourites of the year, for the rest it might be too late to climb upon the moving vehicle, but we should try to catch it before its gone forever. More from this review at liverpoolstudentmedia.com
This is the first studio album from arena-rock legends Heart since 2004’s Jupiter’s Darling, but it’s their best in over 30 years. More from this review at Ottowa Xpress
Beat Magazine: Despite maintaining a heavy presence out on the road, and taking time out with solo projects, it’s been a long six years since Seattle-based rock outfit Heart released something new in terms of studio material.
But after what seems like an eternity, the Wilson sisters (vocalist Ann Wilson and vocalist/guitarist Nancy Wilson) have finally put together a follow up to their critically acclaimed Jupiters Darling release from 2004 in the form of their thirteenth effort Red Velvet Car.
Despite its acoustic framework, There You Go is a rocking opener, with Ric Markmann’s heavy bass work, some subtle strings and the Wilson sisters’ stunning vocal harmonies all coming together to create a powerful sound. The plugged-in WTF is a heavier anthem that manages to provide Ann with plenty of room to prove she’s still got what it takes to deliver on the vocal front after some 30 years belting it out for the band. Elsewhere, the darker blues edged and moody Red Velvet Car is easily one of the strongest tracks from Heart in years.
The Seattle tribute Queen City is the kind of a mid-paced acoustic rocker that’s characteristic of Heart’s earlier classic efforts, while the simple country/pop magnificence of Hey You and Sunflower showcase the depth and beauty of Nancy’s song writing and vocals.
The harder edged Wheels and Death Valley helps steer the album towards the heavier side of the band’s sound without losing any of the dynamics of the acoustic guitars that are evident throughout the album, while a folk edge is evident within Saffronia’s Mark.
Interestingly enough, the album also includes fan favourite Sand, which is a re-recording from the Wilson sister’s side project The Lovemongers.
As an added bonus, Red Velvet Car comes with two additional bonus tracks. Bootful Of Beer is a laid back rock track with some interesting string arrangements, but Closer To The Sun is an absolute stunning acoustic piece.
The length between releases may be getting a little longer these days, but the wait for Red Velvet Car has definitely been worth it.
Here´s a peak at the tracklist and cover art for the ‘Live on air’ CD to be released on October 25th.
3. White Lightning And Wine
4. Dreamboat Annie
5. Crazy On You
6. Sing Child Sing
7. Soul Of The Sea
8. Devil Delight
9. Magic Man
I can’t imagine the Heart camp approving this cover? The tracklist suggests a live recording from the seventies, very possibly the exact same as the two live DVD’s (‘Live transmissions’ & ‘The broadcast archives’) released a few years ago, against the will of the band (but supposedly legal by international law)